Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
Bunting is the fourth best player of all of the cornerbacks in this class, and the 37th overall player in the draft. With the 39th pick, his value adds up for the Buccaneers. Knowing a cornerback was coming early on day-two, Bunting was a bit of a shock to the masses, however he is graded above the likes of Louisiana State’s Greedy Williams and Michigan State’s Justin Layne.
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Bunting burst onto the scene at the combine after a successful three-year career contributing for the Chippewas.Over those three years, Bunting tallied nine career interceptions, three and a half tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles. Additionally Bunting is a threat in coverage, deflecting 15 other passing attempts.
At the combine, Bunting put on a show, displaying his athleticism and demanding not to be overlooked because he played in the MAC. At 6’0 and 195 pounds, Bunting ran a 4.42 40 yard dash, leapt to an astounding 41.5 inch vertical jump, and a 10’6 foot broad jump. At his pro day, Bunting blazed to the tune of a 6.89 3-cone drill as well, only seeking to help his draft stock.
Again, many knew a cornerback was on the way early on day-two, and Bunting was a great value pick for the Buccaneers. Looking to get more physical on the outside, Bunting will fit right in to that plan.